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Maryland Launches New Crab & Oyster Trail

Oysters at Oysterfest

On October 3, Governor Larry Hogan announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s outstanding seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicked off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 seafood restaurants in Maryland, as well as seafood festivals held throughout the state during October. “Maryland has a proud history of harvesting some of the world’s best seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, and this trail gives us a great opportunity to highlight our great state as a destination for seafood lovers,” said Governor Hogan. “Residents and visitors alike can plan a trip to the more than 100 destinations serving freshly harvested crabs and oysters, as well as the many seafood festivals taking place this month.”

The trail map is divided into five regional excursions. More than 100 markers denote restaurants across the state that serve steamed crabs, soft shell crabs, and fresh local oysters. The trail also features attractions that showcase the state’s heritage and history in connection with the seafood of the Chesapeake Bay and watershed. Visitors are encouraged to share their Maryland seafood experiences on social media using the hashtags #VisitMaryland and #MDinFocus. For more information about the Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail or seafood festivals, visit or call 1-800-719-5900.